Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th
Saturday, November 30th
Bangles, Bling and All That Glitters - November 30th, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Shop Small Business Saturday November 30th at the General Crook House Museum for a jewelry sale featuring nearly 300 unique pieces of costume jewelry donated to DCHS with the intent of selling the products to benefit the Society. This is the perfect occasion to shop for unique holiday gifts. General Crook House Museum Curator Pat Pixley will give mini-presentations on some of the pieces in the collection, demonstrating how costume jewelry designers took inspiration from notable high-end jewelers.
Following WWI, women went to work in great numbers and fashion designers saw the need for faux jewelry to wear on a daily basis. American designers Elsa Schiaparelli, Hattie Carnegie, and Miriam Haskell led the way, creating jewelry ranging from elegant and sophisticated to whimsical figural pieces. New companies immediately began to fill the market with moderately priced costume jewelry inspired by these great designers.
Boucher, Weiss, Trifari, Lisner and Coro are among the pieces offered at the Jewelry sale. Art Deco, marcasite, and sterling silver round out this lovely collection.
The General Crook House Museum is located at Historic Fort Omaha, just off of 32nd and Sorensen Parkway. Complimentary coffee and dessert served. This event is free and open to the public - bring your friends!